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RE[14]: caring
by Alfman on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 10:08 UTC in reply to "RE[13]: caring"
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"I agree that laws and rules prevent unwanted actions and events. But what I argue is that 'pressure' is something that is actively applied and doesn't need to have a basis in law."

Really? When we talked about "peer pressure", I think it's usually passive rather than active. Kids didn't start drugs because they were actively pressured into doing it, it seems like more of a passive sort of thing. But if you want to use a different word for it, it's fine by me.

"I don't think companies would do really nasty things or they would lose their customers. It gets bad when they band together and you're left with no choice."

Agree, this is what I was trying to get at with Jared. Even if we don't want to call it pressure, the public reaction is something that prevents them from behaving too badly in the first place.

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RE[15]: caring
by MOS6510 on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 10:42 in reply to "RE[14]: caring"
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I guess that's why it's called "peer pressure" and not "pressure". You can pressure someone in to talking drugs. Peer pressure is what you call a psychological situation.

peer pressure
noun [ mass noun ]
influence from members of one's peer group: his behaviour was affected by drink and peer pressure.

pressure |ˈprɛʃə|
noun [ mass noun ]
1 continuous physical force exerted on or against an object by something in contact with it: the gate was buckling under the pressure of the crowd outside.
• [ count noun ] the force per unit area exerted by a fluid against a surface with which it is in contact: gas can be fed to the turbines at a pressure of around 250 psi.
2 the use of persuasion or intimidation to make someone do something: backbenchers put pressure on the government to provide safeguards | [ count noun ] : the many pressures on girls to worry about their looks.
• the influence or effect of someone or something: oil prices came under some downwards pressure.
• a sense of stressful urgency caused by having too many demands on one's time or resources: he resigned due to pressure of work | [ count noun ] : the pressures of city life.

But let's start with not murdering anyone and not ignoring red lights.

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